The Law Firm of

Erin L.T. Ranney, PLLC

Attorneys At Law

Phone:   (804) 318-1151  or (804) 212-5252

Taking criminal and traffic defense cases in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Richmond, Henrico, New Kent, Hanover, Caroline, Hopewell, Prince George, Dinwiddie, Petersburg, Emporia, Greensville, Sussex, and across Virginia


Providing counsel on family law matters, including divorce, custody, visitation, support, and adoption


Providing estate planning services to those in Virginia, including wills, trusts, power of attorney, and advanced medical directives


The Life of a Criminal Case in Virginia

The Life of a Criminal Case in Virginia

General Offense Facts



Misdemeanors, Felonies


Maximum punishment:

Misdemeanor - maximum of 12 months in jail, $2500 fine.


Felonies - maximum sentence is life in prison, miniumum is 1 year in prison.  Sentencing guidelines can impact greatly.  Virginia can impose the death penalty.


Interesting Facts:  A warrant for arrest can be obtained by a citizen complaint.  However, a felony citizen arrest warrant has to have a police report backing it or approval of the Commonwealth's Attorney.